Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn

Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn Reviews Summary

Summary: Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn is a genuine effort by Square Enix to try and improve their failed MMORPG. Thankfully this effort succeeds as the improved version of the game has critics calling it one of the best of its kind

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Based on 37 critic reviews
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79 / 100
Nov 6, 2013

Structural innovations and strong presentation, held back by grind and an old-fashioned business model.

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8.6 / 10.0
Sep 11, 2013

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has launched with a great class system and amazing promise

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Sep 23, 2013

Square Enix doesn't offer much innovation with Final Fantasy XIV: this is a realm reborn, not the MMORPG genre. But the game is expertly prepared, and even if the systems are all familiar, they take place in one of the most enchanting MMORPG settings ever. So eat up. Get your fill. This one's an enjoyable feast.

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8 / 10
May 4, 2014

Final Fantasy XIV is reborn on the PlayStation 4, rife with new features and gorgeous visuals that will tempt PC and PlayStation 3 players all over again.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 20, 2013

Final Fantasy 14 redeems the series' greatest disaster

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Sep 4, 2013

Square Enix has pulled off the seemingly impossible: rescuing a disastrous flop of an online game without going free-to-play, and creating an incredibly addictive, satisfying experience for both MMO and Final Fantasy veterans in the process. A Realm Reborn is a triumph for Naoki Yoshida and his team.

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9 / 10.0
May 2, 2014

Despite those issues, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is my favorite MMO since World of Warcraft. It has a lot of things going for it, tons of content to explore, and best of all -- lots and lots of support. I have no doubt that the popularity of A Realm Reborn will continue to rise with every major update and expansion, and I wish Square Enix nothing but the best. I didn't think it was possible, but they have absolutely atoned for the original mess that was Final Fantasy XIV -- and then some.

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Apr 17, 2014

As it stands now, A Realm Reborn vastly improves on its predecessor and delivers a wonderful fantasy world to spend countless hours in. It has its fair share of flaws, especially in regard to the quest structure, but I imagine fans of the genre will enjoy their time with the game regardless.

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8.7 / 10.0
Oct 7, 2013
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8 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2014

Square Enix's Final Fantasy-themed MMO doesn't get everything right, even on PS4, but the things it does well outweigh those it doesn't, and the end result is a fun and engaging open world RPG with some great multiplayer options that don't really come into their own until end-game.

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